Tokyo’s Top 5 Crazy Fashion Boutiques

By Butterboom Writers  /  May 7, 2010

Shopping in Tokyo just got a lot more fun.

If you, like most Hong Kongers, love nothing better than to shop in Tokyo, be sure to add these Top 5 Shops to your list this summer. If not to buy anything in particular, these shops are great places to seek out the obscure and outrageous in terms of store layout and goods they stock! Simply type the address in your Google Map on your iphone and get going…

Top 5 Crazy Fashion Boutiques:
1. Candy/Sister: Shibuya’s surreal back-alley boutique for sartorically artistic pieces that even Lady Gaga would love.

Where? CANDY/Sister: Udagawa-cho 18-4, Shibuya-ku, tel: 03 5456 9891, candy-nippon.com

2. DOG: Harajuku’s center of bad-taste-as-great-taste for hipster vintage picked up in the States and is reworked here with industrial twists like breastplates and screws.

Where? Dog: Jingumae 3-23-3 B1, shibuya-ku, tel: 03 3746 8110, no website

3. Kita-Kore Building: Shopping mall of the damned. A dilapidated, post-apocalyptic mall of tiny shrines to a lost-boys subculture of fashion pandemonium. Each little store is a closet-sized space with selections of vintage.

Where? Kita-Kore Building: Koenji-kita 3-4-11, Suginami-ku, tel. 03 3337 9401

4. Bedrock: A beautifully furnished space where spoiled punks and sparkly vampires might possibly hobnob. In it you can find things such as vintage Givenchy, pumps with iron-work heels, chrome jewelry and a sizable greenhouse growing fauna and cacti in the back.

Where? Jingumae 4-12-10, Shibuya-ku, tel. 03 3423 6969

5. Harcoza: Cultural explosion. Where you find fossilized candy necklaces, injection-molded forks made of sprinkles, brain-shaped headbands and a watch with a Bonsai tree growing

Where? Harcoza: Ebisu-nishi 2-15-9, Shibuya-ku, tel. 03 6416 0725, harcoza.com

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